SPOILERS: I know I’m very late to the party, but I just got the chance to finally catch up with the recent miniseries adaptation of Jane Austen’s unfinished novel Sanditon. I went into it optimistic that I would enjoy it. Love & Friendship, Whit Stillman’s film adaptation of Lady Susan, another unfinished novel by Austen, … Continue reading Sanditon and the Missing Essence of Jane
This post is part of The 6th Annual Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon, hosted by A Shroud of Thoughts. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! The 1970 British miniseries The Six Wives of Henry VIII is quite different from the more recent series on the same subject, The Tudors. ( It's … Continue reading The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine Howard
Awards time! WHOO-HOO! As always, these are about my personal preferences and just for fun. The Television Episode That Kicked the Ass of Anything in Movies Award: “This Extraordinary Being” – Watchmen When this year began I was POSITIVE that Game of Thrones would easily walk off with this category. As we all know, the … Continue reading Debbie’s Totally Random and Completely Insignificant Pop Culture Awards of 2019
There’s been a lot of unpacking going on for what was, by a pretty strong consensus, a massively disappointing final season of Game of Thrones. Unlike other series endings that people disliked, I don’t think it’s so much how it ended, but how the story got to the end. I can’t recall one person complaining … Continue reading Game of Thrones Season 8: The Great, the Good, the Meh, and the Ugly
This post is part of The Fifth Annual Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon, hosted by Terry at A Shroud of Thoughts. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! Many years ago I took a seminar on story structure. The teacher briefly discussed sitcom story structure, summing it up this way: "Act I: … Continue reading “A Little Song, a Little Dance, a Little Seltzer Down Your Pants”
We have one more link to share from The Richard Matheson Blogathon: It Came From The Man Cave! found Burn, Witch, Burn, just an O.K. entry in the genre, though he did appreciate the performance of lead man Peter Wyngarde. Rich at Wide Screen World and I would like to thank all the bloggers who … Continue reading The Richard Matheson Blogathon–Final Wrap-Up!
This post is part of The Richard Matheson Blogathon, hosted by Rich at Wide Screen World and ME. Check out the rest of the fantastical posts in this event HERE! I was so pleased when Rich at Wide Screen World proposed this blogathon topic, because writers often get the short shrift when it comes to … Continue reading The Richard Matheson Blogathon: Amazing Stories: “The Doll” (1986)
We have an amazing array of blog posts for the first day dedicated to writer Richard Matheson! My co-host Rich at Wide Screen World, who is a non-driver, examines the issue of "road rage" with his review of Stephen Spielberg's Duel. Realweegiemidget Reviews looks at the more romantic side of Richard Matheson with his beloved … Continue reading The Richard Matheson Blogathon – Day 1 Recap
Today is Day 1 of The Richard Matheson blogathon!I am your host today. Tomorrow Rich at Wide Screen World will be your host.I will be gathering all links for this blogathon in this post if you would like to link back and promote your fellow blogathon participants.I will do a more detailed roundup later today. … Continue reading The Richard Matheson Blogathon Day 1 is Here!
We are two days away from The Richard Matheson Blogathon! There's till time to join in! It runs from Saturday, March 9 - Sunday, March 10. If you want to join in, leave a comment here or under the original post, or contact me or Rich on Twitter (my handle is @DebbieVee; Rich's is @Ratzo318). Looking forward … Continue reading The Richard Matheson Blogathon Begins Soon!
(Sorry I’m a little late with these. Lots of upheaval in my life the last couple of months.) Happy New Year! It’s time for me to take a look over the past year in pop culture! As always, these are about my personal preferences and just for fun. The Television Episode That Kicked the Ass … Continue reading Debbie’s Totally Random and Completely Insignificant Pop Culture Awards of 2018
I am so excited to announce this new blogathon! I was invited by Rich at Wide Screen World to cohost a blogathon devoted to science fiction writer Richard Matheson. We've had blogathons devoted to actors, directors, and even composers, but I think this is one of the first devoted to a writer, which is awesome! … Continue reading Announcing The Richard Matheson Blogathon!
Welcome to my new series of TV reviews! Since we stream a lot (A LOT) of TV shows in my house, I’ve been coming across series that I missed out on during their first run, or their first explosion into the pop culture zeitgeist. I thought it would be interesting to write my thoughts about … Continue reading It’s New to Me: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Yes, I have another TV series from Spain to review, only this time, I’m not as madly in love with it as I was with Velvet, El Barco, or Gran Hotel. Based on a wildly popular historical novel of the same name by Ildefonso Falcones, La Catedral del Mar (The Cathedral of the Sea) has … Continue reading Foreign TV Watch: La Catedral del Mar (Spain)
Yay! I have a terrific foreign TV series to recommend that was NOT made in Spain: Those who follow my blog closely know that I love me post-apocalyptic stories. The Rain, Netflix’s first original series from Denmark, is a very solid and engrossing entry in the genre. Simone (Alba August) is a teenager who is … Continue reading Foreign TV Watch: The Rain (Denmark)